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MSNBC host criticizes SCOTUS ruling for reducing government power

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The Supreme Court's decision to dismiss California's Proposition 8 appeal Wednesday threatens to "gut the power of the federal government" and prevent policymakers from declaring gay marriage the law in all 50 states. It's a travesty for MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry who spoke up yesterday, interrupting the "celebratory" atmosphere at the network following the rulings.

“As much as those of us who are allies of this movement, and those of us how’ve been working hard on the question of marriage equality would like to read this in the broadest sense,” Harris-Perry said. “What they did, all week long – from the beginning to the end of this week so far – is to gut the power of the federal government.”

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